Obituaries

Arthur “Sam” Smith, Jr. age 77 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born July 21, 1937 in Martin, Kentucky to the late Arthur Smith and Juanita Franks. He was the husband of Paula Randolph Smith, who survives. Survivors also include two daughters, Tommie (Robert) Norman of Jackson, Michigan and Teri (Victor) Varela of Ronda, North Carolina, one sister Carole Branham of Martin, Kentucky, two half-sisters, Debbie Crum of Pikeville, Kentucky and Karen May of McVaigh, Kentucky.

Born: Wednesday, 7/21/1937
Deceased: Tuesday, 3/10/2015

Ed Mason “Buster” Blanton age 81 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born December 3, 1933 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Clifford and Cynthia Conley Blanton. He was the husband of Pansy Conley Blanton, who survives.

Born: Sunday, 12/03/1933
Deceased: Monday, 3/09/2015

Tabitha L. Hancock age 44 of Mansfield, Ohio passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015. She was born January 5, 1971 in Mansfield, Ohio. She was the daughter of Lawrence E. Jr. and Helen Jo (Howard) Hancock. In addition to her parents Tabitha is survived by one brother Edward Scott Hancock, sister in law Deborah Hancock, nephew Noah Hancock, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Also surviving is her dog Charley.
Tabitha was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frank and Ruth Howard and paternal grandparents, Lawrence Sr. and Rhoda Hancock.

Born: Tuesday, 1/05/1971
Deceased: Sunday, 3/08/2015

Clista “Pat” Martin (July 26, 1934 - March 07, 2015) MARTIN, Clista “Pat”, 80, of Dayton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was born in Salyersville, Kentucky on July 26, 1934. Preceded in death by her parents, Irvin & Bertha (Caudill) Howard; her sister, Dessie; brothers, Dorsie, Floyd & Walter. Pat was co-founder of the George C. Martin Funeral Home for the past 50 years. Survived by her husband of 57 years, George C.

Born: Thursday, 7/26/1934
Deceased: Saturday, 3/07/2015

Ressie Lou Hammond age 64 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born August 7, 1950 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Chapel and Edna Blankenship Hammond. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Ressie Lou is preceded in death by three brothers; William Hammond, Elwood Hammond and Ronnie Joe Hammond and one sister, Noreine Hammond.

Born: Monday, 8/07/1950
Deceased: Saturday, 3/07/2015

Ronnie Ray “P-Ronnie” Miller age 62 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. He was born March 9, 1952 in Breathitt County, Kentucky to the late Willard Miller and Lanie Vanderpool Wireman. He was the husband of Angela Wireman Miller, who survives.

Born: Sunday, 3/09/1952
Deceased: Wednesday, 3/04/2015

Nannie Manns Marshall age 69 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born February 27, 1946 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Cleve and Ruby “Bean” May Manns. She was the wife of Herbert Marshall, who survives.

Born: Wednesday, 2/27/1946
Deceased: Saturday, 2/28/2015

James Neal Rice age 44 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at his home. He was born October 18, 1970 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Jerry and Carol Ann Kelley Rice. Survivors include two sons Steven Rice and Sullivan Rice both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one daughter Jimma Slone of Salyersville, Kentucky, one brother Jerry Rice Jr. of Richmond, Kentucky, one sister Lori Hall of Salyersville, Kentucky and one grandchild Brantley Slone. Jimmy is also survived by his soul mate Amanda Helton.

Born: Sunday, 10/18/1970
Deceased: Thursday, 2/26/2015

Kenneth Ray Adams age 66 of Burton Fork Road, Falcon, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his home. He was born February 7, 1949 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late John M. and Faye Imogene Conley Adams. Survivors include two brothers Ronnie Adams and Johnny (Clotine) Adams both of Salyersville, Kentucky and one sister Patricia (Edgar) Gambill of Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Monday, 2/07/1949
Deceased: Wednesday, 2/25/2015

Lahoma Howard Mann age 96 of Clarksville, Ohio formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Quaker Heights Nursing Facility in Waynesville, Ohio. She was born June 9, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Boyd and Vinnie Montgomery Howard. She was preceded in death by her husband Homer Mann.

Born: Sunday, 6/09/1918
Deceased: Wednesday, 2/25/2015

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